evacuate and the mayor and the governor did call for evacuation, people just weren't expecting it, and that's really the problem. the whole infrastructure here is not ready for such a storm, and that really is the problem here in this area. once again, back the you, live from hoboken. >> the mayor was also making a plea for people to bring in supplies and donate goods. is anyone even able to get into hoboken to make those donations? >> reporter: well, people are now able to get into hoboken. i will say about 12 hours ago, the police were shutting it off -- shutting off the city because they wanted to keep it very calm, so the national guard could do their job without any problems. they don't want any spectators coming to look at the flood damage. so they've been opening and closing the borders of hoboken, but right now, it is wide open, and you can get in. so that is a good sign there. are signs of normalcy. taxis are driving now. and a few streets are opening up. so things are getting a little bit better here in new jersey. >> all right, thank you.